What is a

Home/Room Rental Scam?

Someone might offer you room or home for rent, and use high-pressure tactics to get you to pay them rent in advance. In such a scam, the scammer usually does not have the authority to rent out the property – if indeed the property even exists.

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Potential tenant asked for my PayPal details before even looking at the apartment

1 Oct 2017

By Anonymous

I posted my room for rent online.  A lady approached me by email and I became suspicious when she insisted to pay me by PayPal first. Thanks to this platform sharing & I...

Scammer attempted to fool me!

Potential tenant's request sounded fishy!

Buyer claimed that money was transferred over to me!

We almost fell prey to the home rental scam!

Scammer forgot the details she put on website

Landlord started to ask for money before allowing me to see the unit

Fake PayPal emails made me suspicious

When scammer asked for more money, I knew that something was wrong